This pioneering, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, provocative book brings together the best of StarTalk, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant sidebars, and unforgettable quotes from Tyson and his brilliant cohort of science and entertainment luminaries, vivid photography, StarTalk will help answer all of your most pressing questions about our world—from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes.
This illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere.
Fun, smart, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the universe—and beyond.
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
One of america's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe. Bringing together more than forty of tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.
. Tyson tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity. Entertainment weeklyloyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm.
Letters from an Astrophysicist
Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, philosophy, life, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, and of course, Pluto.
His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tyson’s 2017 bestseller astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. New york times bestsellerA luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
Astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Over a year on the new York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? how do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, astrophysics for people in a hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, or a plane to arrive, for the bus, from quarks to quantum mechanics, the train, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
Strauss, and J. The new york times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicistsWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A.
. Richard gott taught together at princeton, and galaxies to black holes, this book covers it all—from planets, wormholes, stars, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space.
How do stars live and die? why did pluto lose its planetary status? what are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.
Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Neil degrasse tyson’s #1 new York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces.
. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers. Astrophysics for young people in a hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too.
This adaptation by gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible.
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and goldsmith?” —michio kaku, or even terrestrial, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsOur true origins are not just human, but in fact cosmic. From the first image of a galaxy birth to spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, astrophysics, biology, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos.
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds, " they write. But without the right technology—which is more or less the same technology for both parties—nobody can get to it, operate in it, dominate it, scrutinize it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage.
Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, industry, technology, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.
Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it’s a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. The overlap is strong, nuclear fusion, tracking, and the knowledge flows in both directions, ranging, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, high ground, " say the authors, imaging, and access to space.
Tyson and lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up. Air & spaceamerica’s space program is at a turning point. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, clear-eyed, Tyson gives us an urgent, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future. As tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.
No astronauts will be launched in an american craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs. With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, present, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever.
For america to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world. Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics.
After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space.
The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson's memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs.
There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In astrophysics from Columbia. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.
D. Media hype, dealing with society's racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.
. From the author of astrophysics for people in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of neil degrasse tyson's lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium.
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life. Jon stewartwhen the rose center for earth and space at the american Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York. Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood.
With his inimitable wit, tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why.
He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. The new york times bestseller: "You gotta read this.